The place is located in the area where there are some of the highest end hotels, so to get a charming room for 35 USD a night is a steal. Thida is just a 30 second walk to the riverside sidewalk, so of course, the location is fantastic. Lots of great restaurants are available within walking distance.
The shower was amazing - great water pressure and hot. We were there during a cold spell, so I was using the shower several times a day to warm up.
We were in the room just beside the reception, which, due to the positioning, was quite dark, but that was welcome in the morning as it encouraged us to sleep in.
The staff (family run perhaps) were all very sweet. I think I dealt with the father and son of the guesthouse, and both had me convinced that Lao people are some of the kindest I've encounted.
There was also plenty of room to spread out for us - we had an extra single bed and plenty of hooks on the wall to hang things up. Laundry service was fine at 10000kip/kg.
Now the cons: the wifi was so slow it was almost unusable. There was (don't be alarmed here) a mouse under the large comforter on the chair beside the bed when we arrived. If it was a rat, I would have been upset, but given the age of the place and that they've kept the charming wooden structure of the house, it is understandable that a mouse might be able to squeeze through the baseboards in search of warmth. Not a big deal at all, and in fact, a fun first few minutes in our room.
Overall, a great find in Luang Prabang.
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